Last Revised: August 27, 2020
If you are a resident of California, additional rights and procedures applicable to your personal information are set forth in our Privacy Notice to California Residents.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
Please take care not to submit any sensitive or private information in your public profile or when uploading information to any of our Sites. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GCN's profiles or messaging that this information may be collected and used by others. Users which transmit confidential, personal, private, personally identifiable, or sensitive data through their profile, or in any other way on GCN Sites do so at their sole risk and GCN will not be liable in any way.
We collect information about you when you fill in a sign up form, contact form, download eBooks, sign up for our newsletters, chat with us or email us directly. We also collect information that you voluntarily give us when using our services, such as making purchases.
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Sites includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and certain demographic information, such as your, hometown, job title, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you upload information or register on our Sites or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Sites. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using the Sites.
GCN may allow for the creation of accounts and profiles which may be publicly searchable on the Internet and viewable by anyone. Information on your profile may be used to identify you personally by anyone. Users expressly agree that the information they upload to GCN is not sensitive in nature and is true and accurate.
While GCN may allow for the creation of anonymous profiles, it may be possible for other people to determine a user's personal identity. GCN cannot offer any guarantee or promise of anonymity to its users. Users expressly agree to not hold GCN liable for this responsibility in any way. Additionally, as the Internet is not a secure environment, GCN will not be liable for security breaches or for the actions of other people or users which attempt or do exploit, publish, use, transmit, or otherwise make public the personal identity or information of users. Users of GCN agree that their anonymity cannot be guaranteed by GCN and that they create profiles and accounts at their own risk.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Sites, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Sites. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GCN websites.
Data From Social Networks
User information from social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
GCN collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
GCN may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of it’s other websites or our external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. GCN may also share data with partners or intermediate third-parties to help deliver related services, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
GCN may, from time to time, work with external third parties to provide or sponsor special content, such as eBooks, videos, and webinars. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (such as but not limited to e-mail, name, address, telephone number) may be shared with the trusted third party that is responsible for the specific special piece of content that you downloaded.
If you sign up for third-party job alert email services on our site, we will share your personal information with the third-party to provide you with such services.
GCN may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit in order to determine what GCN services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GCN to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
GCN may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GCN or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GCN; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GCN, or the public.
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Sites to:
Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
Create and manage your account.
Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and promotions, and other information regarding our websites and mobile applications to you.
Email you regarding your account or order.
Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Sites.
Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Sites more personalized.
Increase the efficiency and operation of the Sites.
Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Sites.
Notify you of updates to the Sites.
Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
Perform other business activities as needed.
Process payments and refunds.
Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Sites.
Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
Respond to product and customer service requests.
Send you a newsletter.
Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
If you object to any of the following, do NOT upload information, purchase from, or create an account on any GCN website.
GCN stores all personal data that you provided when purchasing from us, at sign up, and when you edit your profile.
GCN tracks your location (city, state, country) via your IP address, and uses this information to target relevant offers and ads for you when you visit any of our websites.
When you join social media groups operated by GCN, we collect any personal or survey data that you give us and may share such information with our partners. You may be contacted by these partners via phone or email.
GCN sells advertising and leads to its partners. We may share your personal data with these partners. We may also send you special announcements and offers from these partners. You may opt out of this service.
GCN tracks the last time you visited any of our websites.
GCN tracks every click and action you perform on any of our websites.
GCN tracks every message you send and receive on any of our websites.
You may update your profile data on our websites, and can request to have your account deleted and all of your data wiped out at any time.
As a customer or member of GCN, we send you a number of occasional emails: purchase notifications and account-related notifications. You cannot opt-out of these notifications, except for account-related ones.
GCN does NOT track the following:
Your racial or ethnic origin
Your political opinions
Your religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership
Your genetic data / biometric data / health data
Data concerning your sex life or sexual orientation
HOW LONG WILL WE SAVE YOUR DATA
Your information will be kept with us until you notify us that you wish to delete your account.
DISCLOSURE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
Third-party service providers and suppliers receiving personal information are authorized to use your personal information only for the purpose it was originally intended or as required or permitted by law. However, unless otherwise dictated by law or agreement, we are not responsible for any improper use by such parties.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Sites. These companies may use information about your visits to the Sites and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Social Media Contacts
If you connect to the Sites through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes.
Sale or Bankruptcy
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Sites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
What about other tracking technologies?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Sites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser's cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by:
Logging into user account settings and updating the user account.
Contacting us using the contact information provided.
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences.
Contacting us using the contact information provided.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights under applicable data protection laws that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm
ACCOUNT CLOSURE AND DATA DELETION
You may request that we remove your account and any relevant personal information.
In this case, the following conditions will apply:
All products and services must be canceled prior to closure. If there are any active products or services in the account, the account cannot be closed. You will no longer be able to log into your account after it is closed.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with one of our Sites, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on that Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Sites, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email, or write to us at the following address:
Global Career Networks, Inc.
1858 Pleasantville Road, Suite 110
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, USA
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
Do not publish or upload information on the sites that you consider private.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please also visit our terms and conditions section on each of our Sites establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our websites.
OTHER WAYS OF ENSURING YOUR PRIVACY
You may amend your personal details at any time. These options are available when you login to our Sites. You may unsubscribe from our marketing email list and any promotional information that we or our partners may send to you by using the unsubscribe function at the bottom of the email. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account.
Global Career Networks, Inc.
1858 Pleasantville Road, Suite 110
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, USA
Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
GCN will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GCN encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GCN is protecting your information.